Today’s the big day! So many people have planned, ‘Maked’ (I’m coining that one!) and traveled great distances for the FIRST Anchorage Mini Maker Faire! We’re excited and thrilled to announce today’s schedule! The short version is it’s FUN, EXCITING, and AMAZING! But we’ll still post the real happenings.
If you’re at the Faire, check in on Facebook & use the hashtag #ANCMaker on Facebook and Twitter! Share your pictures here: Facebook AMMF Event Page.
Click here for Directions to the Loussac Library
3600 Denali Street Anchorage, AK 99503
Gates open at 12:00 PM
Please park in the main parking lot on the West side of the library.
The Denali street parking area will be closed for vendors.
12:00pm -6:00pm -Several speakers will be presenting inside the Wilda Marston Theatre. See Presentation Schedule below.
5:00PM – Outside Stage - Treas-AR Hunt Prize Raffle Drawing! For those who completed the Treas-AR Hunt, names will be drawn for fabulous prizes! MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
6:00PM – Gates close
See you next year! Thank you to MAKE: makezine, AEDC and all our sponsors, vendors, participants, volunteers and attendees joining us for a fun-filled fantastic faire!
Anchorage Mini Maker Faire: Presentation Schedule
WILDA MARSTON THEATER
12:00pm Dar Johnson: AK Food Truck Build-Off
The first speaker at the Anchorage Mini-Maker Faire is going to be talking about how they stripped down and converted an old GCI service truck and repurposed it as a food truck! Learn what went into the rebuild and hopefully get some ideas for your next project!
12:30pm Coral Sheldon-Hess: Anchorage Programming Workshop
The Anchorage Programming Workshop is a group of women and friends teaching and learning code together. They are modeling the workshop after Girl Develop It, the Boston Python Workshop, and Ladies Learning Code. Stop by to learn how the APW is working to bring more women into the tech world!
1:00pm Justin Renfro: Kiva Zip
KivaZip is a new program by the world leader in microloans: Kiva.org. Focused on spurring entrepreneurship, KivaZip has facilitated hundreds of laons across the nation including two here in Alaska! Justin will talk about the vision behind KivaZip and how more Alaskan entrepreneurs can take advantage of this unique program.
1:30pm Ayla Rogers: Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is one of the most innovative new entrepreneurship events in Alaska. The event puts programmers, marketers and business experts together for three days straight in order to come up with a viable business complete with marketing plan and product prototype.
2:00pm Dave Patterson, FIRST Robotics
Dave is going to be talking about the evolution of robotics and its impact on STEM education. New technology and tools are available that allow almost anyone to become a robot designer and programmer. Dave is leading the charge to make Alaska one of the top robotics locations in the country.
2:30pm Jeff and Henry, Anchorage Makerspace: Pulse Jet
What would a Maker Faire be without something loud, fiery and possibly a little bit dangerous? Swing by the outside stage and catch the first exhibit, a homemade pulse engine by two members of the ever amazing Anchorage Makerspace crew! I’d explain what a pulse engine was, but we both know I had you at fiery and dangerous.
3:00pm Wade Roach: Dimond High School Robotics Team
Come see the best robotics team the Anchorage School District has to offer! Wade Roach will explain what the Dimond Robotics Team does and why teaching kids how to build and operate robots is so important. My guess is that it has something to do with Sarah Connor.
3:30pm Hans Vogel: Fire-Breathing Salmon
Designed by the famous Alaskan artist Ray Troll, Hans Vogel’s fire breathing ssalmon sculpture is a sight to behold. Come see the amazing fire breathing fish in action on the main stage. No dip nets required.
WILDA MARSTON THEATER
4:00pm Dale Rooney: My 3-D Printing Experience
Dale is not only one of the founding members of the Anchorage Makerspace group, he is also the leading proponent of 3D printing in Alaska. Don’t miss this informative talk from one of Alaska’s leading makers!
4:30pm Brooklyn Baggett: Anchorage Community Works
Anchorage Community Works is the newly opened artistic and collaborative space in Ship Creek. Offering a place for artists, makers and hackers to get together and pursue their passions, Brooklyn will talk about her vision for the space, what it has to offer makers in Anchorage and how she got her idea from concept to reality.
5:00pm Brit Szymoniak: The Boardroom: Co-Location Work Space
Brit and her partner decided to leave their day jobs and strike out on their own as the owners of Alaska’s newest co-location office facility. Offering a collaborative business space for Anchorages entrepreneurs and innovators, Brit will talk about what she sees as the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Alaska.
5:30pm Brendan Babb: National Day of Civic Hacking
Brendan is the brains behind Alaska’s growing civic hacking movement. Integral in the creation of public service apps such as Adopt-a-Hydrant, Click That Hood and many others as well as the host of Alaska’s first Civic Day of Hacking event. Brendan will talk about the power of the crowd and how it is changing local government.